AIATSIS launches new website

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has a brand new website.


Minister announces new Council members

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Christopher Pyne announces the appointment of five new members to AIATSIS Council.

The theme for the National Native Title Conference 2015 is leadership, legacy and opportunity.

National Native Title Conference 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Join us for the annual National Native Title Conference 2015, which will be co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Cape York Land Council. This year’s conference will be held on the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people in Port Douglas Queensland.


7 hours 22 min ago

See powerful speech by our Principal commemorating Pemulwuy @nma http://t.co/ur5RMVvG8W http://t.co/vNTwRtZd0Y


8 hours 37 min ago

Great to see this gem from our archive in the media. Such an innovative campaign - JPJ http://t.co/wvDo9ulhCL http://t.co/b5UpkflBVv


11 hours 44 min ago

RT @AFFHO2015: Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander heritage? @AIATSISLibrary Canberra can help you find your mob: http://t.co/OADHsxFdWW


11 hours 45 min ago

RT @Shelley_Reys: I recommend @AIATSISLibrary new website "...discover 60,000 yrs of history" http://t.co/anf5pTrJmR http://t.co/SKSrL6XxrZ



Find out about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history, culture, and rights.

finding your family

Finding your family

We can help you with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history search.

using the collection

Use the collection

There are many ways to use the AIATSIS collection, and they don't all involve visiting us in Canberra.

Freedom Ride

1965 Freedom Ride

Jump on the bus and take a journey with the Student Action for Aborigines organisation.

research publications

Research publications

Peer-reviewed books, papers, journals and other research publications.

native title

Native Title and land ownership

We protect the Native Title and traditional ownership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and policy advice.

Aboriginal Australia map

Aboriginal Australia map

The Aboriginal Australia map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Indigenous peoples of Australia.

aboriginal flag

Indigenous Australian flags

The history behind the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.

shop for books

Aboriginal Studies Press

Visit the AIATSIS publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Check out their latest releases...

"The role of AIATSIS is important because it is the major repository for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies ... to make sure not only that these things are preserved and maintained and looked after, but are available for future generations."

Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM, Chairperson, AIATSIS Council

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